As of December 2011
Wireless Network Upgrade
The campus wireless network is being upgraded to a new system that provides higher-speed access and roaming between buildings without having to log in at each location separately. This wireless network is named "UWNet."
In addition, guest access will be available from select locations on the "UWNet-Guest" network. It is available now at Union South and Memorial Union. On this network, guests will be able to register for seven days (and log in just once for the seven days) of network access. UW-Madison NetID holders will be able to log in just once for the semester.
Compromised Credential Management
Currently, there is no unified system or process for reporting compromised credentials (e.g., NetID and password, authorization codes, etc.) on campus. Each unit or department handles these situations differently. As a result of this ad hoc approach, there are significant gaps in campus's ability to prevent, detect and mitigate the effect of credential breaches. In November 2008, a working group of the Madison Technical Advisory Group (MTAG) developed a set of recommendations to help protect user credentials and to put systems into place for detecting, reporting and responding to compromised credentials for campus IT services. The Office of Campus Information Security (OCIS), in conjunction with the working group, has begun implementing these recommendations, which include the creation of a public awareness campaign that includes posters, brochures and a video.
IP Reclamation Project
The IP Reclamation project has been temporarily suspended, however, we anticipate revisiting this project spring semester 2012. As the number of new buildings, building expansion projects and handheld WiFi devices increases on campus, so does the demand for additional IPv4 addresses. As the campus steward of IP address blocks, DoIT has started a project to reclaim unused campus IP space and create guidelines to assist departments with allocating IPs more efficiently. In July 2008, departments with underutilized IP space were contacted to discuss options of reclaiming or reconfiguring available IP blocks. Read more.